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Time Out Critic Reminds Starstruck THE RIVER Theatregoers to 'STFU'Time Out Critic Reminds Starstruck THE RIVER Theatregoers to 'STFU'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Time Out NY theatre critic David Cote just wrote an exasperated column chastising cell-phone-wielding, exclamation-making, question-asking, Hugh-Jackman-oggling audience members at Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER. His main message: STFU. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Bringing Butterworth's THE RIVER to BroadwayVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Bringing Butterworth's THE RIVER to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2014

In an all-new video, Hugh Jackman, the cast and the creative team behind Jez Butterworth's new Broadway play, THE RIVER discuss bringing the show to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo in THE RIVER on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo in THE RIVER on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

THE RIVER is currently in previews at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), where it will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. A new play by Jez Butterworth, The Riverstars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly andCush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick & More Set for DYING FOR IT at Atlantic Theater CompanyMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick & More Set for DYING FOR IT at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced complete casting for the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepeand featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

The Show Must Go On! THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman Continues Performance Despite On-Stage InjuryThe Show Must Go On! THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman Continues Performance Despite On-Stage Injury
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 6, 2014

Jackman cut his finger while gutting a trout during last night's performance of Jez Butterworth's new play, and continued to bleed from the injury for the next hour of the show. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Talks THE RIVER; Reveals He Would Step In for Role in 'Fun Home'Hugh Jackman Talks THE RIVER; Reveals He Would Step In for Role in 'Fun Home'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

In a new interview with The New York Times, Hugh Jackman says portraying his character in Jez Butterworth's new play, THE RIVER is 'the most exciting thing I've ever done.' (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE RIVER with Hugh JackmanUp on the Marquee: THE RIVER with Hugh Jackman
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2014

The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumboand directed by Ian Rickson, began preview performances last week on October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Begins Previews on Broadway TonightTHE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

THE RIVER begins previews tonight, October 31 at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/30/14 - THE REAL THING Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/30/14 - THE REAL THING Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE REAL THING opens on Broadway, BROADWAY SESSIONS goes drag and more! (more...)

TCG Books Publishes THE RIVER, Set to Star Hugh Jackman on Broadway Next MonthTCG Books Publishes THE RIVER, Set to Star Hugh Jackman on Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Jez Butterworth's The River, which officially opens on Broadway this November starring Hugh Jackman. The play originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, October 2012. (more...)

Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will kick off its new reading series, AMPLIFIED, with Max Posner's Gun Logistics on Tuesday, November 4th at 2pm at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street), directed by Oliver Butler and featuring actors Paul Thureen and Birgit Huppuch. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Addresses Third Skin Cancer Scare With Witty Baz Luhrmann Inspired MessageHugh Jackman Addresses Third Skin Cancer Scare With Witty Baz Luhrmann Inspired Message
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 28, 2014

Wolverine proves he has nine lives! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 18-24
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the launch party for Seth Rudetsky's new book, Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella, opening night of DISGRACED, and more! (more...)

$35 Access Seats to Broadway's THE RIVER On Sale Next Week$35 Access Seats to Broadway's THE RIVER On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

$35 access seats for the first week of performances of The River will be available for purchase starting this Monday, October 27 at 10:00 AM at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production begins previews on Friday, October 31 at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) and will play three performances for the week ending Sunday, November 2. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman and Ian Rickson Talk THE RIVER at TimestalksSTAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman and Ian Rickson Talk THE RIVER at Timestalks
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2014

Hugh Jackman is on his way back to the Broadway stage this season, and in the special video below, he and director Ian Rickson visit Timestalks to speak about his new role in THE RIVER and his experiences in LES MISERABLES and more! Click below to watch the full interview. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman Disrobe on Today's LIVE!VIDEO: Watch THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman Disrobe on Today's LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman stopped by today's LIVE with Kelly and Michael to play a friendly game of 'Hugh In or Hugh Out' which quickly devolved into a striptease. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with Hugh Jackman and the Company of THE RIVER on Broadway!Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with Hugh Jackman and the Company of THE RIVER on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2014

The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumboand directed by Ian Rickson, begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. The cast just met the press this week, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special day. Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

DVR Alert - THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman to Visit 'Live with Kelly and Michael', 10/22DVR Alert - THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman to Visit 'Live with Kelly and Michael', 10/22
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22nd, the hosts will interview Golden Globe and Tony winner HUGH JACKMAN about his new play The River. (more...)

BWW TV: Travel to THE RIVER on Broadway with Hugh Jackman & More!BWW TV: Travel to THE RIVER on Broadway with Hugh Jackman & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2014

The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumboand directed by Ian Rickson, begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. The cast just met the press this morning - and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the special day. Check out interviews with leading man Hugh Jackman and the rest of the company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: EXTRA Delivers Hugh Jackman a Birthday Cupcake!Photo Coverage: EXTRA Delivers Hugh Jackman a Birthday Cupcake!
by Walter McBride - Oct 14, 2014

The cast just met the press this morning - and television's EXTRA was on the scene, offering Jackman a birthday cupcake. Check out photos below! (more...)

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